This re-post from 2009 is designed to give you some context for a post coming later in the week.
As I wrote some time ago, I have been doing more thinking than writing lately. One of the things I've been pondering is the idea of what one wants from life-specifically what I've wanted.
I've also been thinking about what I've gotten, and what I did in response to the result.
The following are some specifics:
- I wanted my dad to be around longer for me to fully appreciate our relationship. Regardless, he passed on unexpectedly and a large comma was placed in my life. I am relying on the vision God gave me to work through this time. A type of vision that says: "I don't know how this all will work out, but I trust, even in my deepest blues, that it will."
- I wanted a linear path in my entrepreneur pursuits. It has been anything but linear. I have rolled with it and learned to embrace my disappointments as I do my successes. Most importantly, things don't need to look like I thought they would in order to be the "right thing."
- I wanted certain people to stick with me. Those that took off were only with me for the ride. As a result, I redefined what friendship really means.
- I wanted a great career. I lost my career and found my life. I am most grateful for this...I can breathe.
- I wanted to get everything right with my family. In the last three years, I've gotten much wrong. I learned that needing forgiveness creates the art of forgiving.